The Coratina trees are secular as are most olive trees growing in Puglia region. They mainly grow in the hills surrounding the center of the region known for its rich fertile soil and nurturing sun. This mono varietal is late maturing, harvest runs from November until January. The ripe silken qualities of this oil are a gift to any cook. Add a splash to biscotti, pistachio cake, spaghetti or a robust Tuscan soup.
Flavor Profile: Robust and fruity taste with light bitter aftertaste. Aroma is a fresh scent of grass and green leaves. The color is deep green with golden reflex.
With a much more olive forward flavor and spicy finish, this oil is perfect for drizzling at the finish for a more intense and singular taste sensation. Generously drizzle on your favorite pasta dishes. Incredible on fresh fruit salads, especially watermelon. Baste on grilled fish, seafood, and vegetables. Makes a great butter replacement too.
Favorite Pairings: Pear Apple Balsamic, Black Cherry Balsamic, Strawberry Balsamic, Peach White Balsamic
Thanks to its status as a spotlight food in the Mediterranean diet, and thanks to extensive research on its unique phytonutrient composition, olive oil has become a legendary culinary oil with very difficult to match health benefits.
Polyphenols have been shown to function as both antioxidants and as anti-inflammatory nutrients in the body. The very number and variety of polyphenols in olive oil helps explain the unique health benefits of this culinary oil. Because of the high polyphenol levels, as little as 1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil per day have been shown to be associated with significant anti-inflammatory benefits.